Who Doesn’t Like an Orange Pen?

It is interesting to watch the trends in the pen and stationery field and as of late the color that is getting lots of attention is Orange. I for one am really enjoying my Faber Castell Ondoro in Orange and the color makes me feel good when I’m writing with it-especially when it is paired with a nice orange ink, like Diamine Pumpkin. So with this as a backdrop it was exciting to learn that Baron Fig has just released the Mysterium a Limited Edition Aluminum Squire in Orange. The Mysterium  has the great look and feel of previous Squire’s and writes like there is no tomorrow. You can pick up a Mysterium  at The PenThing, or better yet contact me so that I can put one aside for you- they will go fast!

Baron Fig Mysterium
Baron Fig Mysterium

Worther Shorty Clutch Pencil, Coming Soon to The PenThing

As much as I enjoy using fountain pens, there are times when I reach for a pencil to do some sketching or writing. In my quest to find a fun and colorful clutch pencil to add to my product line, I came a cross the Worther Shorty Clutch Pencil which has a hexagonal shape and comes in a great array of colors to choose from. Having just bought a Faber Castell Ondoro in Orange, the Worther Shorty really complimented my pen, and I have added it to my everyday carry (EDC).

The Worther Shorty comes in a great array of colors to choose from: red, orange, green, black, black-grey clip, blue, green, grey, purple, red-black clip, white-black clip and yellow.  The Worther Shorty Clutch Pencil  is $12.95 and comes pre-loaded with 3.15/7B graphite refill along with 2 more lead refills in the box.  This Worther Shorty Clutch Pencil is fun to use and looks great on your desk or as part of your everyday carry, pocket pencil. Come in and give it a try!


Worther Shorty Clutch Pencil

Worther Shorty Clutch Pencil & Shipping & Handling CONUS Please let me know the color that you would like to order when you make your purchase


Faber-Castell Finds a New Home at The PenThing

The PenThing is excited to announce that it has brought the Faber-Castell line of fountain and roller ball pens into the shop. Faber-Castell has been making pens since 1761 and brings a unique design and aesthetic to the pen world. The Faber-Castell has a great lineup of pens at every price point, from the Essentio, LOOM, Ondoro, Ambition, and eMotion line. You will find the Faber-Castell fountain pens to be great writers with incredible steel nibs that are smooth as silk. With great design and a great writing experience these make for a truly wonderful purchase with fantastic value. Come into The PenThing to check out the Faber-Castell line-up.

LAMY Releases LAMY Safari All Black – Limited Edition

Each year LAMY releases a Limited Edition Safari which makes collectors take pause. Whatever you may  think, this year you can grab a LAMY Safari All Black Edition to add to your collection. This is a beautiful Black Safari with a Black clip and Black nib. So if you have been looking for a stealth fountain pen then come into The PenThing and take a look at this LAMY Limited Edition Safari. Available in Extra Fine, Fine and Medium nib.allblack

The Retro 51 Dynasty-Limited Edition now Available

Just released today and available from The PenThing – the Retro 51 Dynasty Limited Edition. This is a beautifully designed  Retro 51 Popper which is certain to be a real collector’s piece. Come into the PenThing and check out some of the latest releases from Retro 51. While your there  take a look at some of the wonderful notebooks from Field Notes and Story Supply. Pens make a memorable gift for graduations, weddings, Father’s Day, and Mother’s Day. So come in and check out the fantastic writing instruments that are available.

SHOW & TELL from Baron Fig in The PenThing

Baron Fig in collaboration with Dribbble just released the latest notebook, SHOW & TELL which provides visual thinkers with a unique page layout to help users craft their ideas on the top half of the blank page and write their ideas on the bottom of the paged which is ruled lined. The Show & Tell opens flat and uses the the great paper we have come to love from the Confidant-now with 192 pages. The last 12 pages are perforated so you don’t have to ruin the binding to remove a sheet. This is one of the most unique designs and know once you see it you will want it as part of your every day carry! Come into The PenThing to check it out!

Great Starter Fountain Pen-Faber Castell LOOM


If you are looking for a great writing fountain pen then take a look at the Faber Castell LOOM which is priced just right. The Faber Castell LOOM has its own aesthetic and feels great your hand. The nibs are extremely smooth and provide for a great writing experience. The LOOM comes in several different models from a Matte Gunmetal Finish to a Shiny Gunmetal Finish. You can use the Faber Castell LOOM with a converter or cartridge making it easy to use. So come into The PenThing to feel the pen in your hand and try it out!


Faber Castell LOOM- Gunmetal Shiny Medium Nib

Faber Castell LOOM- Gunmetal Shiny Includes Shipping & Handling in CONTUS


Faber Castell LOOM FINE Nib

Faber Castell LOOM- Gunmetal Matte includes Shipping & Handling in CONTUS


Story Supply Announces “Ithaca” a New Limited Release Set of Notebooks

Story Supply today announced the release of Ithaca a new limited-edition set of notebooks at the Atlanta Pen Show. Here are the specifications:

• Comes in Pocket Staple 3 packs (3.5 x 5.5) and Prime Staple 2 packs (5.25 x 8)

• Pocket Staple = 48 Dot Grid Pages, Prime Staple = 64 Dot Grid Pages

• Blue Ink on Blue Linen Paper Cover Stock that mimics the many layers of Homer’s Odyssey. (Blue is also significant because the word for blue never appears in Homer’s original greek work. The sea is described as wine colored. The sky is often bronze or rose, never blue.)

• Inside cover that references scenes and imagery from the epic poem

• Orange Staples

• Smooth 70# Natural Text Stock  (same as our other notebook offerings)

• Odysseus’ journey is long, but this print run is short. We are running 300 packs of the pocket-sized 3 packs and 200 packs of the A5ish 2 packs.

A limited number of these notebooks will be available from The PenThing starting the end of next week.

A Reflection on the Palomino Blackwing Pencils

The Blackwing 602 has a long history dating back to the 1930’s when it was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. The Blackwing 602 quickly became a favorite pencil of such luminaries as John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones. Each in their own right appreciated the premium quality of this fine writing instrument in their respective field of endeavor. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, the Black wing 602 stopped production but unused pencils could be found on eBay for as much as $40 for a single Blackwing pencil. Artists and writers of the Palomino pencils noted a similarity to the Blackwing 602 and began to request that the company revive the classic Blackwing 602 with the rectangular eraser. In 2010, Palomino re-introduced the Blackwing pencil featuring California genuine incense-cedar and premium Japanese graphite. Once you put this premium Blackwing pencil to paper you sense its beauty as it lays down a smooth line of graphite. As you write down your Ideas, sketch, or doddle on the page you will share in the embodiment of this wonderful pencil-and a long history of excellence.

Come into The Penthing and take a look at the Palomino Blackwing pencil collection. The PenThing also carries the Blackwing Pencil Point Guards and the Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener. Now you can carry you Blackwing in vintage a Twist Bullet Pencil for your everyday carry, which is also available. So stop in and say hello and celebrate the Palomino Blackwing in style. Hope to see you! Brian